Hugh Fitzgerald at New English Review asks an important question of Cameron et al, who refuse to accept the reality of core Islam. Quote:
Cameron and Clegg and Teresa May and others should be asked, publicly, to define ‘radicalization’ among Muslims. Is there a different Qur'an that the ‘radicals’ read? A different biography of Muhammad, the Perfect Man?
No, the radicals read exactly the same Qur'an, the same Hadith, the same Sira. And the testimony of every defector from Islam is always the same: Islam is violent, Islam is dangerous, Islam is deceptive, Islam is based on an uncompromising division of the world between Believer and Unbeliever and is obsessed with territory, with the further division of Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb, that is between the lands of where Muslims rule and what, for now, are still the lands of the Infidels.
Between the two camps, according to the texts and tenets of Islam, there exists a state of permanent war, though not necessarily of open warfare on the battlefield. Islam teaches that the supreme duty of Muslims is to engage in Jihad, that is the "struggle" to remove all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam, so that ultimately, as is only right and just, Islam everywhere dominates, and Muslims rule, everywhere.
Cameron should be asked to name a single text on which the "radicals" rely that is not also read, and regarded as part of an immutable text, by all other Muslims. If he cannnot do so -- and he cannnot, nor can Clegg or May or the columnists in The Guardian and The Independent -- then they will be shown up. And shown up they must be.
Quite so Mr Fitzgerald, but unfortunately we are not yet in a position to ask Mr Cameron such an obvious question, and we know our MSM certainly won’t.